Thursday, 3 October 2013

Cricut doing the work for me



Morning all and Happy Thursday.

My crafting frustrations continue as far as the fingers and hands go, saw the GP yesterday but the normal answer which I guess I already knew, it's all part of my dysfunctional body and will pass in time. So today I am going to try my interferential machine which is really for my back on my neck and shoulder, it can only be used for fifteen minutes at a time and every other day but over a week it might give some relief.

But I had to find crafty alternatives whist stamping is so difficult and I found I can get along reasonably well with the Cricut Mini as that does most of the creativity for you at the touch of a button or two without moving from my desk so here are a few I came up with .

The one at the top using flowers and leaves from the Ultimate Creative Sampler and Art Philosophy cartridges and some simple matting and layering with Kaiser DP's.


And the second one using hearts from Creative Cards cartridge and graduating the sizes with the on screen tools to create vertical apertures which I simply placed over coordinating cardstock and added a sentiment.


And just one more using hearts from the Lyrical Letter cartridge.


Short and sweet post and pretty simple cards, but thanks as always for taking a peek.

47 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

Three stunning cards Brenda all so different but equally fabulous. But I do love the colours on your first card

Anne

Jane said...

Sadly there is not quick fix for your symptoms Brenda but they will ease with time and yes that is so frustrating. Glad to see you are still crafting, these are such pretty cards. Hope you feel better soon, hugs x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh dear Brenda, I do hope you can get some relief with your machine. Gorgeous cards, love the colours of that first one, take care xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous cards as usual. Love the flowers. Sorry you,re not feeling brill at the moment. xxxx

Marianne said...

I do love these CAS cards. My favorite is number one (because of the flowers and a bit more color). I always have a difficulty with white, but that's my personal problem. Hope you feel better after using your interferential machine. Take care Brenda!!
xxx Marianne

ellyscard creatief said...

Blessings for today .
Your cards are very beautiful.
Gr Elly

Beryl said...

I love your determination to craft whatever problems your body throws at you. These are lovely. The top one especially. Hope things improve soon.
Beryl xx

Patry Ro said...

Helo Brenda!! I am thinking (really always) Cricut could do the work for us,...(I don´t have cricut..but...) but the imagination, creations and good job is (in this case) yours!!!!!!! Congrats for your art!!!! and tkss for sharing!!!

Glennis said...

You have done well with these cards - there is alternatives to stamping!

Berina RGA said...

sorry to know that u r still suffering in pain... hope u'll get better soon.. amazing creations.. loved all of those... esp. the 2nd one.. it is just awesome...
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Sue said...

Gorgeous selection of cards Brenda. Beautiful designs and I love the colours.
I hope you start to feel better really soon
Sue xx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

All lovely cards Brenda!

Love your floral embellishments (as always) and the colours you've used together on the first card.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. All the cards are totally gorgeous! I hope all comes good for you soon.
Dot x

rachel said...

these are gorgeous Brenda - I see that fabulous embossing folder crept in your basket lol xxx

Dora said...

so fine that you have a cricut....but I hope that about few weeks that your pain is going less! and that you can do the stamping.
but take care and do very carefully.
beautiful cards!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

You are still creating beautiful designs Brenda, your design style still showing with the arrangements of beautiful die cuts. I hope you are feeling better soon. Take care, Shirleyx

Paula (PEP) said...

Brilliant to see how you are getting around the frustration. I do hope your machine helps. I think the first is my favourite of these - it's your bold use of the brown & blue with the touch of delicate lace & chiffon ribbon.
Much love from me
Thinking of you
Paula (PEP)

Nikbee said...

Fabulous cards, Brenda. I love the flowers and colours on the first one.
Nikki x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Brenda, I hope you are feeling a bit better, I know this damp weather is not helping, All 3 cards are gorgeous I like the embossing, the flowers on the first card and that gorgeous lace on the last one.
Kevin xx

Pat said...

Such beautiful cards Brenda, love all the designs and the gorgeous lace. Hope your machine improves your hands for you.

Pat xx

Jennyfer L said...

Awesome cards!Now, I have to find those cartridges lol

Karen Petitt said...

Must be something in the air Brenda as back pain is chronic and stamping makes the pain so much worse! I wonder if the interferential machine the 'clicking' one, could do with a dose of that right now! I really hope you feel much better soon and please don't worry about commenting back. I've got to go lie down for a bit again.
All of these are beautiful. I especially adore the middle one - probably because I can't do such beautiful minimal cards x

Lau W said...

OMG love these cards, so elegant ! Flowers, lace, embossing, jsut beautifiul details !
Take care of yourself my friend, i think of you !
xxx

Sarah said...

Firstly, I hope the machine gives you some relief Brenda. Secondly, what a fab trio of cards, although turquoise and brown can't be beaten!! xx

walchowDesign said...

Thank you for sharing all your wonderful work with us despite your pain, Brenda! All cards are gorgeous and I love the first one! Take care and don't worry about commenting back.

Rhonda Miller said...

These are all beautiful cards.

susiestacey said...

Hope the pain is easing a bit today Brenda. Two lovely cards x Susan x

Andreja L. said...

Wow Brenda, what a lovely cards you made and the first one in for me SPECIAL!!!!
Hugs, Andreja

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the designs and pretty embossing
Lorraine x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Brenda I do hope that you feel better soon as for your cards they are all beautiful especially the top one, the colours, embossing and design are all superb, well done.
hugs
lorraine x

Sammy said...

Oh they are gorgeous! I especially like the second one! I hope you feel better soon! x

Kathleen said...

Well if it works for you at the moment, it certainly works for me too. Some brilliant cards, love them all.

Hope thing improve very soon.

Kath x

Mau xx said...

Hope you are feeling better very soon Brenda.
Love the cards, the first one is stunning.
Hugs Mau xx

Teresa said...

I like these cards are simple and elegant! very cute embossing details!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda as always. The embossing is lovely and looks very tactile. I love running my fingers over embossed card.
Here's hoping your interferential machine gives helps ease your pain.

Shirley
x

Ulrike Ewert said...

Alle 3 Karten hast du sehr schön gestaltet,eine schöner als die Andere,
LG Ulrike

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards Brenda just proves you don't have to stamp to make beautiful cards. I do hope the interferential machine will help.
luv
Debby

Eret said...

I'm so sorry you're feeling bad. I hope you get better. Your cards are still amazing. Specially first one. Blue and brown - my favorite color combo. Love it!
Hugs,
Eret

Annmaree of Oz said...

Great cards, love the cricut cuts! The embossing is great, and loving the glitter on the last one!

I am glad you are still able to craft some while having issues with your MS! I wish you a speed recovery!

You Take it easy, and have a nice weekend!

Gemma said...

Absolutely stunning cards hun and thank you for popping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card recently...means a lot!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

May said...

Fabulous cards Brenda, That machine is a fabulous crafters companion..so sorry to hear you are still having pain in your hands wish the pain away real soon....Have a happy weekend... Hugs May x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've been very busy, your cards are beautiful. Love the textured backgrounds.

Michelle J M said...

Three beautiful cards Brenda. I just love that colour combination of the first one, might pinch it for something soon! The other two are just as lovely too. I have to say I really admire you Brenda, having these health problems but still producing such stunning work as well as always taking the time to visit your followers. I have 47 followers and cannot keep up! Michelle x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous cards as always Brenda - absolutely adore the first one with the blue and brown combo.
So sorry you are having a difficult time with health issues right now. Here's hoping you will be feeling better very soon.
Hugs, Sylvia x

Fandhmum said...

Such lovely cards, Brenda
Rosie x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These are all stunning, I love the colours you have used and the embossing is beautiful, hoping your hands are better now
Lindsay xx

scrappymo! said...

Three great cards Brenda. :pve the disigns and colours you used. I know what you mean about having difficulty with using your hands...I had carpal tunnel for a long time and finally had the surgery. Keep getting wrist and thumb tendonitis since the surgery...drat!
You have done a good job of keeping busy with the cricut and tonic cards instead of stamping...great idea!

Hope your poor hands feel better soon.

 
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